Pre-owned Business Jets For Sale Rise 5% In January

The available fleet for sale in January totaled 1,746 units, or 7.4% of the active fleet. The figures compare to 1,825 aircraft for sale in December and 1,667 a year ago. When looking at aircraft currently in production or fewer than seven years out of production, 6% of the fleet was for sale. Heavy jet inventories rose 7% compared to a year ago, while medium jet inventories rose 10% in January, according to Jefferies. 

The number of Bombardier business jets for sale in January rose 42% to 169 units compared to a year ago, while pricing declined 11%. 

Cessna Citation business jets for sale totaled 226 units in January, up 14% from a year ago, while average list prices rose 3%. 

The number of Dassault business jets for sale rose 19% compared to a year ago to 63 aircraft, while pricing fell 5%. 

Embraer business jet inventories rose 36% to 76 aircraft for sale, while pricing declined 3%. 

And Gulfstream business jet inventories grew 18% compared to a year ago with 87 units for sale, while pricing contracted 11%. 

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.